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  • L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise

    L.A. Unified's AP exam participation rate continues to rise
    The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, the district announced. High...
  • Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues

    Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues
    Crenshaw High School’s longtime choir director, who was reassigned while under investigation by the Los Angeles Unified School District, returned to the classroom on Tuesday as an inquiry into possible misconduct continues. Iris Stevenson, who...
  • L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job

    L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job
    More than 650,000 Los Angeles Unified students went back to school Tuesday, supported by the largest funding boost in seven years for hundreds of new teachers, counselors, nurses, library aides and principals. At Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles,...
  • Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students

     Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students
    Fremont High history teacher Kenia Gomez didn't have much of a summer break. Neither did her students on the school's Academic Decathlon team. They spent three days a week on the South Los Angeles campus, prepping for next year's competition. Last...
  • Football: School begins, and City Section coaches need a few good recruits

    The beginning of classes on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Unified School District couldn't come soon enough for lots of City Section coaches who have been strugglng to get players out for football. During the summer, Reseda Coach Alonso Arreola said he had...
  • Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out

    Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out
    Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a struggling student to look after. Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield...
  • LAUSD brings back a critical voice on iPads

    Thanks to the attention of The Times' Steve Lopez and other reporters, the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education decided that perhaps it acted hastily in initially removing Stuart Magruder from the Bond Oversight Committee after his...
  • Parents of boy who drowned on school trip file claim against LAUSD

    The parents of a high school student with autism who drowned while on a school-sponsored event have filed a claim against the Los Angeles Unified School District, saying the district's negligence led to their son's death. Erick Ortiz, 16, drowned...
  • Brown signs bill to speed firing teachers

    To the editor: So now the schools want to fire teachers faster. And recently, L.A. Unified offered teachers a tiny raise, after years of stress and threats to their jobs. After 37 years teaching public high school and now retired, I can only sigh and...
  • LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

    LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students
    Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad. Contracts that will come...
  • Richard Vladovic to serve again as L.A. school board president

    Richard Vladovic to serve again as L.A. school board president
    The Los Angeles Board of Education selected Richard Vladovic on Tuesday for a second, one-year term as president. The vote of the school board, which selects its president, was 5 to 1. The president is selected annually by members of the school...